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BLOG Life of a Third Year Part 1 - Noodle mania

With the end of my degree in sight, my overdraft limit is threatening to be exceeded. To tackle this issue, I developed a very close and special relationship with a certain something. 

Some say we were too close.

The relationship, like lots of relationships, started on a high note. I felt like I was on top of the world. We were unbreakable. Unstoppable. No love could match ours.

After a week or so, it started to turn sour. Things weren't the same; the spark had gone.We fought; I felt like nothing new was being brought to the table.Eventually, after 23 tumultuous days, we decided to go our separate ways.

That was the last time I saw the instant supernoodle packet.

The 18p (!!!!) instant supernoodle packet, from a well-known discounted German supermarket that begins with A and rhymes with Vivaldi.

It started when I made the carefully (ish) thought out decision to purchase 23 packets. At 18p a packet, well, you do the maths. Okay, I'll do the maths, that's £4.14. Incredible savings.

And in three delicious (?) flavours, every tea time can be a new dining experience.

Well, it was for thefirst three days.And then I repeated the process.

Repeated the same flavours. The same texture.

Every. Single. Day.

Was I, in fact, becoming a noodle?

My brilliant master plan was falling apart faster than the instant noodle cooking time. I became bored incredibly quickly. I was tired, most likely due to malnutrition and mild anaemia. Worse, my breath smelled appalling.

I made a mistake, a big noodle-shaped mistake. I'm here to tell you that you don’t have to follow in my noodle-squelching footsteps. If you're strapped for cash, this is not the only option.

You have a choice.

If you plan ahead and shop in the aforementioned discount German supermarkets, you can actually make nice meals for relatively little amounts of money. Although noodle hoarding might seem like a good idea at the time, what you save in money you end up losing in productivity and happiness. Don't succumb to laziness; take an hour or so each week to plan some affordable meals, make a list and get off your arse and do some cooking. It's worth the effort to avoid the noodle vortex of doom, because once you're in it it's very hard to escape. Trust me, I'm an expert.  

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